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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,519 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,519
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 287 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appeared a clear light amber color with a nice, light white head that was decently retained. Noticeable carbonation rising to the top of the glass. Some lacing. Perhaps slightly better than expected.

The aroma was light, with notes of biscuits and a little hops.

The taste was good, some hops upfront, but more malty as I drank the beer which gave it a light hint of sweetness. Nice aftertaste followed.

The beer was light, smooth and crisp. The beer had good carbonation and was easy to drink.

Overall, better than expected and a beer that I might pick up in the summer. Would go well with burgers and brats on the grill.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 15:59:32 | More by PhillyStyle
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S- Malt and yeast. Pretty smooth on the nose. Hint of grapefruit

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,519 ratings.